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How Online Ordering Can Increase Coffee Sales

How Online Ordering Can Increase Coffee Sales

Looking for strategies to boost coffee sales? In addition to enacting a customer loyalty program and investing in equipment to enhance quality, offering online ordering can further tip the scales in your favor. Online ordering is highly appealing to many consumers, and we share how it can benefit your café here: Ultimate Convenience  Online ordering is everywhere, and most customers have come to expect it as an option. From restaurants to grocery stores, placing an order online adds a level of convenience that’s unbeatable. When your coffee shop patrons are craving a handcrafted beverage or bakery item but lack the time...

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Coffee Trends We’re Looking Forward to in 2023

Coffee Trends We’re Looking Forward to in 2023

The world of specialty coffee is ever-changing. With new technology and health trends emerging, some of these will more than likely carry over to the coffee industry. Whether you’re a café owner needing to stay ahead of the curve or are a coffee enthusiast ready to experiment at home, here are a few of the trends we’re looking forward to:  Café Culture We have to say, we’re probably most excited about the return of café culture. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, coffee shops and other service-based businesses struggled to make adaptations amid the new health guidelines. Now that...

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Fall Marketing Ideas for Your Café

Fall Marketing Ideas for Your Café

If the arrival of autumn snuck up on you and you haven’t created a marketing plan for the holiday season yet, have no fear–there’s still time to promote your coffee shop. With the holidays quickly approaching, now is the time to show customers how much you care. Need inspiration? Here are a few tips for boosting coffee sales this holiday season:  Host a Giveaway  Unlike large corporations, specialty cafés have the advantage of more closely connecting with customers. If you want to promote brand loyalty, hosting a giveaway is a great way to make your shop memorable and spark engagement...

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Barista Training Basics: Oven Safety Tips

Barista Training Basics: Oven Safety Tips

Barista training is one of the best ways to invest in the success of your café. In addition to reducing turnover rates and enhancing the quality of espresso beverages you serve, a solid training program can decrease the likelihood of accidents and injuries.  Serving food in your café is an excellent strategy for boosting sales, and a countertop oven may be a worthwhile investment. Products such as the Panasonic Sonic Chef High-Speed Oven are capable of fast and efficient cooking, making it possible to warm a variety of menu options.  While a countertop oven is a must when you’re serving...

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A Comparison of Mahlkonig Grinders: E65S, E65S GBW, E80 Supreme, and E80S GBW

A Comparison of Mahlkonig Grinders: E65S, E65S GBW, E80 Supreme, and E80S GBW

When you’re ready to stock up on equipment for your café, be sure that a high-quality grinder tops the list. A commercial espresso grinder has a significant impact on the flavor of the espresso you serve, so the product you choose will have a notable effect on the performance of your shop.  Coffee grinders come in many different styles and price points, so the best option depends upon your goals and budget. If you’d like to explore the Mahlkonig line, we discuss the brand’s three most popular commercial options below. The E65S, E65S GBW, and E80 Supreme each have unique...

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